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Full Year 2015

ACEI or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction - Heart Failure (HF) Patients

  • Percentage of heart failure (HF) patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) who are prescribed an ACEI or ARB at hospital discharge. For purposes of this measure, LVSD is defined as chart documentation of a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than 40% or a narrative description of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function consistent with moderate or severe systolic dysfunction.

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Assessment of Health-related Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients

  • Percentage of eligible dialysis patients who complete a health-related quality of life assessment with or without assistance using the KDQOL-36 (36-question survey that assesses patients´ functioning and well-being) at least once during a calendar year.

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Asthma: Pharmacologic Therapy for Persistent Asthma

  • Percentage of patients aged 5 years and older with a diagnosis of persistent asthma who were prescribed long-term control medication

    Three rates are reported for this measure:
    1. Patients prescribed inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) as their long term control medication
    2. Patients prescribed other alternative long term control medications (non-ICS)
    3. Total patients prescribed long-term control medication

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Average change in functional status following lumbar spine fusion surgery

  • For patients age 18 and older undergoing lumbar spine fusion surgery, the average change from pre-operative functional status to one year (nine to fifteen months) post-operative functional status using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI version 2.1a) patient reported outcome tool.

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